More than a hundred people have tested positive for coronavirus and a nationwide manhunt is on for suspected cases after a large religious gathering at Delhi's Nizamuddin that has emerged as a virus hotspot with links to seven COVID-19 deaths.
Nearly 2,100 people have been evacuated from a building in south Delhi's Nizamuddin after 128 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus or Covid-19.
Hundreds of people had been staying at "Markaz Nizamuddin", the Delhi headquarters of the Tablighi Jamaat group, reported NDTV.
The evacuations started on Monday amid a nationwide search for suspected Covid-19 cases after a large religious gathering at the Nizamuddin building emerged as a coronavirus hotspot with links to seven Covid-19 deaths.
The Markaz officials had said there were some 1,000 people on its premises. Lanes near the religious centre have been taped off by officials in protective suits.
Later, a police case has been filed against the mosque administration.
Over 1,100 are now quarantined in different parts of the city and lanes near the religious centre have been taped off by officials in hazmat suits.
The home ministry has instructed states to track down Tablighi members who travelled to various parts of the country after the two-day gathering on March 8-10.